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Tag: Adoption

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Nancy Boote

His

Read: Psalm 100 It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. (v. 3) Picture a beautiful, lush pastureland. The

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Nancy Boote

Chosen

Read: Ephesians 1:1-6 For he chose us in him. (v. 4 NIV) Do you remember a time when you were chosen for something? Maybe you were chosen for an athletic team

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Nancy Boote

Ties of Love

Read: Hosea 11:1-11 I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. (v. 4 NIV) The phrase “ties of love” from our passage reminds me of preschoolers walking

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Nancy Boote

You Are Mine

Read: Isaiah 43:1-7 I have called you by name, you are mine. (v. 1) “You are mine” are strong words of belonging. Children cry, “Mine!” when a toy is taken from

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Nancy Boote

Banner of Love

Read: Song of Solomon 2 My beloved is mine, and I am his. (v. 16) When children sing the song “His Banner Over Me Is Love,” they are encouraged to put

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Nancy Boote

Created by God

Read: Psalm 139 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. (v. 13 NIV) Adoptees of my generation usually do not know their birth mothers.

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Tammy DeRuyter

Destined for Adoption

Read: Ephesians 1:1-14 He predestined us for adoption to himself. (v. 5) Adoption, by its very nature, originates in brokenness. One or both biological parents are unable to keep and

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Tammy DeRuyter

The Adoption Quilt

Read: Revelation 21:10-27 . . . the Lamb’s book of life. (v. 27) Hanging outside the probate court’s massive double doors, an enormous, hand-stitched piece of fabric is suspended against

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Tammy DeRuyter

The Community of Saints

Read: Ephesians 4:8-16 . . . to equip the saints for the work of ministry. (v. 12) The courtroom was filled to capacity with friends, family, church members, his fifth